Safeguarding Information for Parents and Carers
Mangotsfield School fully recognises its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We work together with other agencies to ensure we effectively identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm. Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. All of our staff receive regular updates as part of their child protection training.
Meet the Team
Should you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of a child who attends Mangotsfield School, you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Team on 01454 862700 or email MANemail@example.com
Out of School
In South Gloucestershire - Access and Response: 01454 866000 Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or 01454 615165 for out of hours and weekends
The school follows the advice issued from the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and their site has a range of useful information for parents and carers as well as numbers to contact if you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child.
In Bristol - First Response: 0117 9036444
IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 999
The following documents give further information regarding safeguarding:
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023) can be viewed by clicking here
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2015) can be viewed by clicking here
The CSET Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Working together to Safeguard Children (2018)
Visitors to Mangotsfield School - Child Protection information
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students.
We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that our students receive effective support, protection and justice.
When you are working in our school we expect you to take care of our students and follow our procedures.
We are excited to announce that we are launching a brand new peer listening service, which is run by students, for students. A motivated group of 5 students have received training in listening skills and will be available for students to talk to, should they need it.
Sometimes it can feel easier for young people to speak to someone close to their own age. Our peer listeners know how hard it is to be a teenager right now and that having the chance to sit down and have a private chat with someone can really make a difference. They can provide students with an understanding listening ear, tips in managing stress and worry and direct to other support in school that could help. Students can speak to a peer listener during any lunchtime. They will be walking around the school site and will have a private space for one-to-one chats.
The peer listeners will receive regular supervision and have daily contact with our safeguarding team to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.
Abuse and neglect can happen to any child at any time. A student may:
Have a bruise, burn or injury that seems suspicious
Show signs of pain and discomfort
May be passive or withdrawn
May be challenging
Seem anxious, fearful or distressed
Provide an unsatisfactory explanation for their injury